By Robert Crais
Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399157073, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them.
As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie. A vengeful and murderous force from their past is now catching up to them and only Pike and Cole stand in the way.
Praise for The First Rule
"A devastatingly effective thriller that's as close to perfect as it gets."
"Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior-priest righting wrongs. More Pike, please."